FTC DisclosureBorder Quilt Quilt Along buttonIn the last Border Quilt post, I realized that I had written down the schedule wrong and was actually BEHIND!! So I really had to buckle down to get all caught up, but WOW!! Has my quilt grown.

It’s not too late to make this gorgeous quilt. Jen of Patterns by Jen designed a beautiful medallion quilt that I couldn’t resist. You can purchase the pattern from Jen’s shop any time. You might choose to use the same Enchanted Forest flannels from Northcott that Jen used or forge your own path. I opted to shop my stash for a scrappy monochromatic quilt. Did you read the post about choosing a scrappy palette?

Border Quilt Quilt Along

Borders #5, #7, & #9

I prepared all of the “solid” borders in advance, so all I needed to do was find the right sizes and put them on. What a relief, since I had all those stars to make!

Do be sure to cut the borders to size before sewing, rather than sewing them on and trimming to fit. Pin your borders before you stitch them on–pin the center and the ends, then every six inches or so in between, easing in any excess fabric to avoid pleats. Stitch slowly and press carefully in the direction indicated on the pattern.

Border #6

I kind of started to question my fabric choices here, but I plowed ahead anyway. I’m glad I did! Thank goodness my design wall was free so I could lay everything out for placement. Using the Wing Clipper I makes short work of all those flying geese.

Border Quilt QAL Border 6 Stars

Border #8

Hooray, hooray! I’m all caught up, and absolutely LOVING how these fabrics are all playing together. I’m getting excited about finishing this quilt, how about you?

Border Quilt QAL Row 9

 

Next Steps

Don’t put away your Tucker Trimmer I and Wing Clipper I rulers just yet. We have plenty more HSTs and flying geese to tackle!

Here’s the full schedule:

Sept 12 – Making the center
Oct 24 – Friendship stars with a background border
Nov 7 – Pinwheels with a background border
Nov 21 – Flying Geese
Dec 5 – Finishing touches
Check in with Patterns By Jen for a list of every post related to the Border Quilt Quilt-Along on her site, and be sure to visit all of the other participating bloggers to see other amazing versions of this fun quilt!
Products mentioned in this post:
Border Quilt from Patterns By Jen
Border Quilt digital pattern
Wing Clipper I
Wing Clipper I
Tucker Trimmer I
Tucker Trimmer I

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